5 Surprising People You Never Knew Wrote Your Favorite Songs

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When it comes to pop music, you might be surprise by some of the people writing music. Even superstars like Taylor Swift — who is notorious for penning her own lyrics — needs some help every now and then. Enter songwriters — the people behind the music.

That’s right, there are tons of people out there writing catchy pop tunes, and some of which you might be surprised about. For instance, there’s a Swedish producer named Max Martin who is responsible for pretty much every pop song since the 90′s. He’s written for *NYSNC, Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys — you name it. Also, let’s not forget about Ester Dean — aka Cynthia from Pitch Perfect — who wrote Rihanna‘s “S & M” which they sang in the movie!

We’ve rounded up five of the most influential (and surprising) pop songwriters basically ever, so check them out below!

1. Kesha

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Britney Spears – “Till the World Ends”

Miley Cyrus – “The Time of Our Lives”

2. Ester Dean (aka Cynthia from Pitch Perfect)

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Selena Gomez – “Come and Get It”

Other songs written by Ester include:

Beyonce – “Countdown”
Katy Perry – “Firework,” “Peacock”
Kelly Clarkson – “Mr. Know It All”
Ariana Grande – “Right There”
Rihanna – “Rude Boy,” “S & M,” “That That Talk,” “What’s My Name,” “You Da One”
Nicki Minaj – “Super Bass”

3. Bonnie McKee

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Katy Perry – “Roar”

Other songs written by Bonnie include:

Kesha – “C’Mon”
Katy Perry – “California Gurls,” “Part of Me” “Teenage Dream,” “Wide Awake,” “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F)”
Taio Cruz – “Dynamite”
Britney Spears – “Hold It Against Me,” “Oh La La”
Rita Ora – “How We Do (Party)”

4. Max Martin

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Britney Spears – “Oops, I Did It Again”

Other songs written by Max include:

Backstreet Boys – “As Long As You Love Me,” The Call,” “Everybody,” “I Want It That Way,” “Quit Playing Games With My Heart”
*NYSNC – “Here We Go,” “I Want You Back,” “It’s Gonna Be Me,” “Tearin’ Up My Heart”
Britney Spears – “…Baby One More Time,” “I Wanna Go,” “Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman,” “Lucky,” “Stronger,” “You Drive Me Crazy”
Taylor Swift – “22,” “I Knew You Were Trouble”
Pink – “Raise Your Glass”
Maroon 5 – “One More Night”
Kelly Clarkson – “Behind These Hazel Eyes,” “My Life Would Suck Without You,” “Since U Been Gone”
Katy Perry – “Dark Horse,” “E.T.,” “Hot N Cold,” “I Kissed a Girl,” “The One That Got Away,” “Walking On Air,”
Glee – “Loser Like Me”
Robyn – “Show Me Love”
Carly Rae Jepsen – “Tonight I’m Getting Over You”
Jessie J. – “Domino”
Ke$ha – “Blow”
Usher – “DJ Got Us Falling In Love”

5. Kara DioGuardi

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Camp Rock – “We Rock”

Other songs written by Kara include:

Christina Aguilera – “Ain’t No Other Man”
Ashlee Simpson – “Boyfriend,” “La La,” “Pieces of Me”
Hilary Duff – “With Love,” “Come Clean”
Gwen Stefani – “Rich Girl”

Which one of these do you find the most surprising? Sound off in the comments section!

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5 Responses to "5 Surprising People You Never Knew Wrote Your Favorite Songs"

  1. Teen.com
    Sara Jules says:

    Katy wrights all her songs they dident right them they just helped

  2. Teen.com
    Sammy says:

    Wow! I’m surprised Esther wrote so many of those!

  3. Teen.com
    julene says:

    i thought that the Jonas Brothers wrote WE ROCK cause it is an amazing song something they would write

    • Teen.com
      Jessy says:

      What really matters is the ability to perform in a way it becomes a hit, tbh. They are great writers, all of them.

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